Mazda has released the first teaser image of a new SUV that will debut at the Geneva Motor Show, on March 5.
While there have been rumors about it being a revamp of the CX-4 coupe-crossover sold in China, another possibility is the facelifted version of the CX-3, as its presence coincides with a (logical) revamp of the subcompact SUV that debuted at the end of 2014 in LA, before going on sale in late 2015 (early 2016, in some regions).
In any case, this crossover benefits from “a more mature Kodo design language”, according to Mazda. This is partially visible at the rear in the official picture released by Mazda, which previews the rear end.
Whatever this model may be, the company has also equipped it with a new SkyActiv engine. The lump gets the new Spark Plug Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) technology, which enables it to rev like a petrol engine and at the same time have the response of a diesel thanks to the a unique combustion tech.
That’s all Mazda had to say about it right now. But with four weeks left until its unveiling, we’ll likely find out more about it in future teasers.
The new SUV will be joined in Geneva by the larger CX-5 that sports higher quality materials and driving dynamics updates with the G-Vectoring Control Plus, a vehicle dynamics control technology that improves handling.
The new MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition will make its European debut at the same event, where it will be joined by the new Mazda3 hatchback and saloon, both of which already feature the SPCCI technology.